Carlton Cole has claimed on Instagram that former teammate and West Ham United captain Mark Noble will eventually go on to manage the Hammers in future, as he continues to shine in the West Ham midfield.
Noble, 32, has remained first choice in the middle of the park for West Ham this season alongside Declan Rice, despite the presence of Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere. He has started the last five Premier League outings.
It has seen Noble take his tally of West Ham appearances to a whopping 474 in all competitions. It sees him sit in tenth place in the all-time West Ham appearance records, behind the likes of Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore and leader Billy Bonds.
In this day and age, to get anywhere near the tally Noble has achieved is incredible. West Ham posted a picture on Instagram, simply captioning the image of Noble with “The Skipper” as Noble continues to impress in midfield. Cole replied.
TBR’s view – Will Noble go on to manage West Ham?
It remains to be seen what Noble will look to do when he eventually hands the boots up. A legend already at West Ham and a favourite among the supporters, the chances are that he will remain at the club in some capacity.
But for now, Noble still has two more seasons – including this one – left on his West Ham contract and it seems as though he intends on seeing those out, and perhaps even more. But there is every chance he could go into management at West Ham.